Siddhant Gupta

Where?

If you thought that the decision of whether or not to do an MBA was tough – think again! Because usually the trickier part is deciding which B-School would best fulfill your requirements, under the constraints that you are faced with. With over a thousand B-schools in India vying for your attention and each publication and institute coming up with its own list of B-School rankings, the information at hand seems to increase the confusion rather than diminish it.

Pursuing an MBA is not an end in itself, unless you pursue a program that is respected and recognized. While the decision to apply to a specific B-School would ideally depend on your requirements from an MBA course and personal constraints that you need to take into account, there are certain generally accepted parameters that play an important role in all ratings. Some of the more important ones are:

But then the next question that comes to mind is that if the criteria for ranking B-Schools are more or less uniform, then how come each survey throws up a different rank list. From the subjectivity inherent in survey methodology and in the data itself, to matters that require individual judgment (and yet others that incite personal bias!), there is enough scope to use similar tools and yet come up with a different product each time. And that is precisely why it is important not to bother about the exact ranking of any one or two surveys but to take into account the general opinion of a few put together.

The following grading of B-Schools has been compiled by Team MBAGuru with inputs from over 50 alumni of leading B-Schools, most of them involved closely with the industry and the B-Schools in various capacities ranging from faculty positions to campus recruiters on behalf of their companies. The grading also makes use of the inputs received from hundreds of Rooters who have successfully made it to some of the top B-Schools in India mentioned in the list below.

All the B-Schools within a category are comparable and very close in their scores on nearly all the crucial parameters such as Campus Placements, Faculty, Curriculum, Industry Interaction, Industry Perception, Infrastructure and Strength of Alumni Network, amongst others. We hope that the same will help you in the selection process for the B-Schools that you should be applying to.

Crème de la Crème

(IIM Ahmedabad) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad www.iimahd.ernet.in
(IIM Bangalore) Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore www.iimb.ernet.in
(IIM Calcutta) Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta www.iimcal.ac.in
(ISB, Hyderabad) Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad http://www.isb.edu/
(FMS, Delhi) Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi www.fms.edu
(XLRI, Jamshedpur) Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur www.xlri.ac.in
(IIM Lucknow) Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow www.iiml.ac.in
(IIM Indore) Indian Institute of Management, Indore www.iimidr.ac.in
(SP Jain, Mumbai) SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai www.spjimr.org 
(IIM Kozhikode) Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode www.iimk.ac.in

A++

(NITIE Mumbai) National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai www.nitie.edu
(IIM Shillong) Indian Institute of Management, Shillong www.iimshillong.in
(IIFT Delhi) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade www.iift.edu
(MDI, Gurgaon) Management Development Institute, Gurgaon www.mdi.ac.in
(JBIMS, Mumbai) Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai www.jbims.edu
(NMIMS, Mumbai) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai www.nmims.edu
(XIM, Bhubaneswar) Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar www.ximb.ac.in
(TISS,Mumbai) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai www.tiss.edu
(SIBM, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune www.sibm.edu
(IRMA, Anand) Institute of Rural Management, Anand (Gujarat) www.irma.ac.in
(IMT, Ghaziabad) Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad www.imt.edu
(MICA, Ahmedabad) Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad www.mica.ac.in
(SJM-SoM, IIT Bombay) Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay www.som.iitb.ac.in
(SCMHRD, Pune) Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resources Development, Pune www.scmhrd.edu

A+

(DMS, IIT Delhi) Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi www.dmsiitd.org
(IMI, Delhi) International Management Institute, Delhi www.imi.edu
(KJ Somaiya, Mumbai) KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai http://www.somaiya.edu
(VGSOM,IIT Kharagpur) Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur www.som.iitkgp.ernet.in
(TAPMI, Manipal) TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal www.tapmi.edu.in
(UBS,Chandigarh ) University Business School,Chandigarh www.ubs.puchd.ac.in
(Nirma, Ahmedabad) Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad www.nirmauni.ac.in
(SIIB, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune www.siib.ac.in
(GIM, Goa) Goa Institute of Management, Goa www.gim.ac.in
(Great Lakes, Chennai) Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai www.greatlakes.edu.in

A

(DoMS, IIT Roorkee) Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee www.iitr.ac.in
(Fore, Delhi) FORE School of Management, Delhi www.fsm.ac.in
(IBS, Hyderabad) ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad www.ibshyderabad.org
(We School, Mumbai) Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai www.welingkar.org
(LIBA, Chennai) Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai www.liba.edu
(DoMS, IIT Madras) Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras www.doms.iitm.ac.in
(BIM, Trichy) Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy www.bim.edu
(IIFT, Kolkata) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Kolkata Campus www.iift.edu
(IIFM,Bhopal) Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal www.iifm.ac.in
(SIBM, Bangalore) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore www.sibm.edu.in

B++

(IFMR, Chennai) Institute of Financial Management and Research, Chennai www.ifmr.ac.in
(LBSIM, Delhi) Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi www.lbsim.ac.in
(IISWBM, Kolkata) Indian Institute of Social welfare and Business Management, Kolkata www.iiswbm.edu
(SDM-IMD, Mysore) SDM Institute For Management Development, Mysore www.sdmimd.ac.in
(FMS-BHU) Banaras Hindu University Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras www.bhu.ac.in
(DOMS-IISC, Bangalore) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore www.mgmt.iisc.ernet.in
(NIBM, Pune) National Institute of Bank Management, Pune www.nibmindia.org
(BIMTECH, Greater Noida) Birla Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida www.bimtech.ac.in
(XIME, Bangalore) Xaviers Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore www.xime.org
(IMT, Nagpur) Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur www.imtnagpur.ac.in
(RGIPT, Rae Bareli) Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology www.rgipt.ac.in
(MHROD / MIB, Delhi University) MHROD / MIB – Delhi School of Economics, Delhi http://www.commercedu.com/mhrod/
(IMDR, Pune) Institute of Management Development + Research, Pune www.imdr.edu
(MFC, Delhi University) Department of Financial Studies : University of Delhi, South Campus www.mfc.edu
(MBE,Delhi University) Master of Business Economics : University of Delhi, South Campus www.mbe-du.org
(GBO,SRCC Delhi University) Global Business Operations : Delhi University, North Campus www.srcc.edu
(IME, IIT Kanpur) Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in/ime/
(ITM, Navi Mumbai) ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai http://www.itm.edu/pgdm/

B+

(SIMSREE, Mumbai) Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai www.simsree.org
(Amrita, Coimbatore) Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore www.amrita.edu/asb
(Kiams, Harihar) Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar http://www.kiams.ac.in/
(DoMS, NIT Trichy) Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy www.domsnitt.in
(XISS, Ranchi) Xavier’s Institute of Social Sciences, Ranchi www.xiss.ac.in
(SIMC, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Media + Communication (PG in Communication Management) www.simc.edu
(MBA, BITS Pilani) Management Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani www.bits-pilani.ac.in
(PUMBA, Pune) Department of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Pune www.pumba.in
(SCIT, Pune) Symbiosis Center for Information Technology, Pune www.scit.edu
(SITM, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune www.sitm.ac.in
(SIOM, Nasik) Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nasik www.siom.in
(HCU, Hyderabad) Hyderabad Central University (HCU), Hyderabad www.uohyd.ernet.in
(AIM, Kolkata) Army Institute of Management, Calcutta www.aim.ac.in
(DAVV, Indore) Devi Ahilya University, Indore www.dauniv.ac.in
(CRKIMR, Mumbai) Chetnas R. K. Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbaiwww.crkimr.in/home.html
(BIT, Ranchi) Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi www.bitmesra.ac.in

Top MAT Colleges

(BIMM, Pune) Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune www.bimmpune.com
(Christ, Bangalore) Christ College, Bangalore www.christuniversity.in
(ABS, Bangalore) Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore www.absindia.org
(SIES, Mumbai) SIESCollege of Management Studies, Mumbai www.siescoms.edu
(IPE, Hyderabad) Institute of PublicEnterprise (IPE), Hyderabad www.ipeindia.org
(St. JCC, Bangalore) St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore www.sjcc.edu.in
(NDIM,Delhi) New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi www.ndimdelhi.org
(EMPI, Delhi) EMPI Business School, Delhi www.empiindia.com
(JIMS, Rohini) Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Delhi www.jimsindia.org
SCMS, Cochin www.scmsgroup.org
(IIRM,Jaipur) Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur www.iirm.ac.in
(SCMLD) Sadhana Centre for Management + Leadership Development, Pune www.scmld.org

JYOTI SHARMA
IIM -K, I, All New IIMs, SIIB, SIBM

MBAGuru has been immensely helpful in preparing me to face the CAT and other exams. The interactive classrooms, brainstorms in class, home sheets, and the supportive faculty helped me in my comprehensive development. Guidance, support and individual attention are always the top priority here. Every student gets time and focus from faculty to administrative department. I really wish to thank MBAGuru for working so hard with me on improving my weak areas and enhancing strong areas.






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